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W. Joseph Campbell
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Editorial Reviews

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“Persuasive and entertaining.”
(Edward Kosner Wall Street Journal 2010-07-12)

“Toting big guns and an itchy trigger-finger, Campbell flattens established myths that you were brought up to believe were true.”
(Slate Magazine 2010-05-21)

"It may be the best book about journalism in recent memory; it is certainly the most subversive."
(Andrew Ferguson Commentary Magazine 2010-06-01)

“Campbell's Getting It Wrong: Ten of the Greatest Misreported Stories in American Journalism is essential reading not just for journalists but all consumers of the news.”
(Nick Gillespie Reason 2012-07-09)

“Exquisitely researched and lively.”
(Denver Post 2010-09-12)

"The value of these studies is . . . in the detailed and illuminating research Campbell has applied to each."
(James Roylan Columbia Journalism Review 2010-05-01)

“Written by a scholar who makes intricate facts clear, employing English, not Scholarspeak, Getting it Wrong is an eye-opener.”
(Marie Shear Freelancer 2010-12-05)

“This well-written and well-researched book will be of interest to historians, journalism scholars, and sociologists.”
(Judy Solberg, Seattle Univ. Lib. Library Journal 2010-06-01)

“A useful book . . . which among other things answers the question about the importance of debunking media-driven myths.”
(The Morning News/Identity Theory 2010-08-12)

“A solid resource for those interested in journalism.”
(R. A. Logan Choice 2011-08-01)

From the Inside Flap

“If daily journalism constitutes history's first rough draft, then Getting it Wrong certainly reveals how rough that draft can be. Joseph Campbell is a dogged and first-rate scholar.”—Neil Henry, Dean, University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism

"Dr. Campbell has done meticulous research that examines ten media myths in context. This book rightfully calls us to rethink some significant errors that have become a part of our history and our collective memories. It is just downright interesting reading."—Wallace B. Eberhard, recipient of the American Journalism Historians Association Kobre Award for Lifetime Achievement

About the Author

W. Joseph Campbell is Professor in the School of Communication at American University. He is the author of four other books, including Yellow Journalism: Puncturing the Myths, Defining the Legacies and The Year That Defined American Journalism: 1897 and the Clash of Paradigms.
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